Yeah, you kinda have to ollie and turn into it. The shifting physics are not present in Stoked, hence why you have to ollie for each type of slide. This will change, and they know they have get it so you can shift on the board without having to use the ollie, but just like off axis corks and rodoes they have to develop the physics for it. They know a lot want this, but again it will take time to get it done right. For the mean time, its fun to try different angled presses and sometimes get a bonk in there now and then
I am definitely picking up BA next weekend but can you do those angled presses and bonks in the original? I certainly don't know how despite logging serious hours and beating the game.